This message is a continuation of the message begun last week where we explore when someone might cross the line into too much pessimism.
Genesis 32-33 – Joseph’s father was Jacob. To end the series on the life of Joseph we take a brief peak into the life of his father Jacob. What does Jacob teach us about an outlook on life? Jacob experienced some real hardships in life. Discouraging to be sure. How much of Jacob’s response however, borders on too much pessimism? In this message we…
Genesis 47-50 – In these chapters we come to the death of Jacob and we come to the death of Joseph. Both men give final farewell words. In those words we learn something of Joseph’s hope. In this message we explore what Joseph’s words teach us about hope. (Power Point)
Genesis 46-47 – In this message we see yet another way that God places Joseph in a unique position to model something about His own character. Abraham gave a name for God during his experience of sacrificing Isaac, his only son. When God provided a ram caught in the thicket, he called God, “I AM the provider.” This is constant lesson Israel had to…
Genesis 43-45 This message focuses on the act of forgiveness demonstrated by Joseph in parts of chapters 43 through 45. Joseph clearly demonstrates forgiveness. In this message we look at what forgiveness is and then we match that up with the actions of Joseph. (Power Point)
Genesis 42 :6-38– This passage raises the question, “why does Joseph conceal his identity to his brothers? There is something very calculating going on by Joseph in this passage and we seek to examine what that is and then ask, “what does that teach us?” (Power Point)
Genesis 42 – In a matter of moments Joseph is elevated from prison to second in command. He is given a ring which gives him great administrative authority. He is put in a chariot and participates in a parade. So the question that burns in this message is about Joseph’s character. Did this power and sudden promotion change Joseph? Will the sudden…
Genesis 38 – Moses keeps the suspense going by inserting a story about Judah in the middle of Joseph’s story. Why is this story there? How does it fit? Why not continue the story of Joseph? This message explores Judah’s story.
Genesis 41 – In this passage we are able to make some guesses about some ages. We are impressed with the length of time Joseph has endured hardship before this opportunity comes out of the blue. Joseph teaches us something about the value of patient living. (Power Point)
Genesis 39:1-20 – Just when Joseph seems to have caught a break and has worked his way up from the bottom into a trusted and important role, Joseph is faced with a temptation that could ruin everything. How does Joseph deal with the temptation and what the the lessons we can take away for Godly living? (Power Point)